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Star Trek: Discovery Releases A New Teaser Trailer

UPDATE: A few hours after the release of the image below, CBS and Netflix released a shiny new trailer for Discovery, giving us our first look at the cast in action. Take a look.

ORIGINAL STORY:

US network CBS is holding its upfront event today, rolling out information about the schedule for later in the year. So we may finally learn when Star Trek: Discovery will finally hit the channel before warping to its CBS: All Access app (and Netflix here in the UK). To tide us over, the first proper image of the show has arrived courtesy of Entertainment Weekly.

Star Trek: Discovery first official cast image

This initial look at two of the team in costume finds Michelle Yeoh's Captain Philippa Georgiou and Sonequa Martin-Green's First Officer Michael Burnham on an unknown planet (played in the real world by Jordan's desert landscapes) presumably on an away mission. Set roughly a decade before the adventures of Kirk and co. on the original series, the show will follow the Discovery (captained by Jason Isaacs' Lorca), on which Burnham serves, and other ships including Georgiou's Shenzhou.

Set to feature the likes of Doug Jones, James Frain and Anthony Rapp among its cast, Discovery has been busy shooting its initial run of episodes in Toronto and elsewhere, and will be on our screens, this autumn, apparently.

The upfront announcement did include some new information: namely that the first season has been upped from 13 episodes to 15, and that the series (in the States, and possibly elsewhere) will be accompanied by a companion series called Talking Trek. Because of course that's what every show needs now...

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